Berberis johannis Ahrendt

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'Berberis johannis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-johannis/). Accessed 2020-07-07.

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Tibet
Traditional English name for the formerly independent state known to its people as Bod now the Tibet (Xizang) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The name Xizang is used in lists of Chinese provinces.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
peduncle
Stalk of inflorescence.
petiole
Leaf stalk.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Berberis johannis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-johannis/). Accessed 2020-07-07.

A deciduous shrub to 7 ft high, erect in some forms but in others of spreading habit. Stems slender and glabrous, with short and thin three-parted spines. Leaves less than 1 in. long, obovate and tapering to a short petiole, dull green above and greyish beneath, margins entire or with a few spines. Flowers borne in May in umbels or condensed racemes of three to seven flowers, the peduncle and individual flower-stalks coloured red. Berries bright red, narrow, with a waist near the middle and somewhat bent above it. Bot. Mag., n.s., t. 57.

Native of S.E. Tibet; introduced by Kingdon Ward in 1924 (KW 5936) from Tumbatse, where he collected the famous Primula florindae in the same autumn. It is a vigorous and hardy shrub, which grows quickly from seed and is very decorative in late autumn. It has been confused with B. gyalaica (q.v.).


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